Published: Sunday 2005-02-13.
As I have mentioned in comments to both Gerður’s and Åse’s blogs, I like to listen to the lyrics of music, I think that the lyrics makes (at least) half the song. When you listen to music that way you notice that, while there is a lot of really good lyrics, there are enormous amounts of crap. The interesting thing about it is that many of the songs with completely rotten lyrics have a tendency to find their way to the top of the charts.
Also I notice that most of the lyrics are very monotonous, there are only a very few songs that aren’t about someone being in love with someone else, or something very similar. I wonder if is because that I listen to the lyrics that my favourite songs not completely follow that template? (Or maybe it is for other reasons.) My favourite song on the radio right now is my favourite just because of the wonderful lyrics. Musically it’s not the best, but the lyrics is very nice.
Nice enough that I was thinking about buying it the other week, which could be nice since part of the money goes to charities. Unfortunately it wasn’t available on a real CD, only on a copy-protected plastic disc, so I didn’t buy it. Had I bought it, I would shortly not have been allowed to play it (read more here) where I want to listen to the music, in my computer and my music player. Sad.
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